LOUIS LEFEBER

Professor of Economics and Graduate Program for Social and Political Thought (emeritus), Fellow, Centre for Research for Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), York University, Toronto, Canada. 

Contact: lefeber@yorku.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED WRITINGS

 

BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS

Allocation in Space; Production, Transport and Industrial Location, Contributions to Economic Analysis, XIV, North Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam, 1958, Second printing 1968.

Location and Regional Planning, Training Seminar Series, Center of Economic Research, Athens, Greece, 1966, Second printing 1971.

Regional Development:  Experiences and Prospects in South and Southeast Asia, (with M. Datta Chaudhuri), U.N. Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva, 1969; Mouton, The Hague, 1971.

Democracy and Development in Latin America, (edited with L. North) CERLAC/LARU, Toronto, 1980.

La Economía Politica del Ecuador; Campo, Región y Nación, (edited and co-authored), Corporación Editora Nacional, Quito, 1985.

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS

"On the Interaction of Transportation and Regional Development: Comments on Research Methodology,"  Transportation Design Considerations, National Academy of Sciences, Publication no.841,1961.

"Regional Allocation of Resources in India,"  Perspectives of Development, Perspective Planning Division, Planning      Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, 1962, reprinted in Readings in Regional Development and Planning, Friedmann and Alonso, ed., MIT Press, Cambridge Mass.

"A Simple Optimizing Planning Model," Capital Formation and_Economic Development, Studies in the Economic Development of India, No. 2, Allen and Unwin, Ltd., London, 1964.

"Economic Development and Regional Growth," Transport Investment_and Economic Development, G. Fromm, ed., The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., 1965.

"Trade and Minimum Wage Rates" in Trade, Balance of Payments and_Growth, Essays in Honour of Charles Kindleberger, North Holland, Amsterdam, 1971.

"Income Distribution and Agricultural Development" in Development_and Planning, Allen and Unwin, 1973.

"La Distribución espacial de la población: Desarrollo urbano y rural"  in J. Alberts and Miguel Villa (eds.), Redistribución Espacial de la Población en América Latina, CELADE, Santiago, Chile, 1980. In English:"Spatial Population Distribution: Urban and Rural Development," Chapter 7, in Democracy and Development_in Latin America, (edited with L. North), CERLAC/LARU, Toronto, 1980.

"Democracy and Development,"  (with L. North), in Democracy and Development in Latin America, CERLAC/LARU, Toronto, 1980.

"Productivity Measurement,"in Encyclopedia of Statistical_Sciences, eds. Kotz and Johnson, Vol. 6, Wiley, (III.), (with J. Jazairi), 1985.

"El Fracaso del Desarrollo," Chapter I in La Economia Politica_del Ecuador, Corporación Editora Nacional, Quito, 1985.

"Trade, Employment and the Rural Economy," in Ciudad y Campo en America Latina, ed. Mutsuo Yamada, Japan Centre for Area Studies, Osaka, 1997.

 "Problems of Contemporary Development; Neoliberalism and Its Consequences (Chapter II); and “Agriculture and Rural Development; A Critique of Establishmentarian Policies in Ecuador” (Chapter IV) in L.L North and J. D. Cameron, Rural Progress and Rural Decay, Kumarian Press,2003. Updated in Spanish: “Problemas del desarollo contemporáneo. El neoliberalismo y sus consequencias”. (Capitulo 2), y “La agricultura y desarollo rural (Capitulo 4), en L.L. North y J.D. Cameron: Desarollo rural y neoliberalismo, Corporación Editora Nacional, Quito, Ecuador.

 

 JOURNAL ARTICLES

"Capital Formation and Economic Growth:  A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis," Review of Economics and Statistics, May 1962 (with R.S. Eckaus) 

"Indian Transport Problems, "The Economic Weekly, Thirteenth Annual Number, Bombay, February 1962.

"An Optimizing Planning Model,"The Economic Weekly, Sixteenth Annual Number, February 1965 (with S. Chakravarty).  Reprinted in C.D. Wadhva, ed., Problems of India's Economic Policy, Tata-McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 1973, and in S. Bhagwan Dahiya (ed.), Development Planning Models, Inter‑India Publication, Delhi, 1982.

"Planning in a Surplus Labor Economy,"  American Economic Review Volume LVIII, No. 3, June 1968.

"Notes on the Bergsman-Manne Model and the Uses of Planning Models," The Economic Weekly, December 25 1965, Bombay.  Reprinted in The Theory and Design of Economic Development, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1966.

"Wages, Employment and Growth," Kyklos, Volume XIX, No. 4, October 1966 (with S. Chakravarty).

"Notas Sobre Integración, Bienestar y Análisis de Proyectos," Cuadernos del Instituto Latinoamericano de Planificación Económica y Social, 1969.  ("Notes on Integration, Welfare and Project Valuation," Papers of the Latin American Institute for Economic and Social Planning, English edition, 1970.)

"On the Paradigm for Economic Development", World Development, Vol. 2, No. 1, Jan. 1974, Oxford.  Swedish translation in Nordisk Tidskrift fôr Politisk Economi, GÖteborg, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1974.  Reprinted in A. Mitra (ed.) Economic Theory and Planning, Oxford University Press, 1974.

"Critique of Planning in Free Enterprise Economies," Indian Economic Review, Delhi School of Economics, April/October, 1975.

"The Socialist Experience in Greece," International Journal of Political Economy, 19 (4) Winter 1989-90.

"What Remains of Development Economics?"  Indian Economic Review, Vol. XXVII, 1992; in Spanish in Desarollo Economico, No.122, July-September, 1991.

“Políticas Agrícolas y Desarollo Rural en el Ecuador,” Ecuador Debate, April, 1998; reprinted in Martínez, L., Antología  Estudios Rurales (Quito: FLACSO, 1998).

“Classical vs. Neoclassical Economic Thought: The Interpretation of Processes of Economic Growth and Development,” in History of Political Thought Vol. 21, No.3, (2000).  

"The Meaning of Social Efficiency," (with Thomas Vietorisz), in Review of Political Economy, April, 2007.

 

MAJOR REVIEWS

"Latin American Debt,"  Economic Development and Cultural Change, April, 1990. 

"The Life and Political Economy of Lauchlin Currie," Economic Development and Cultural Change, October, 1993.

"Selected Economic Writings of Sukhamoy Chakravarty, Economic Development and Cultural Change, April, 1995.

"India's Political Economy," Economic Development and Cultural Change, April, 1988.

"Latin America’s Political Economy of the Possible: Beyond Good Revolutionaries and Free-Marketers, Canadian Journal of Latin America and the Caribbean (CJLAC), December, 2008.

 

MAJOR REPORTS:

"Evaluation of the National Economic and Social Development Program of Chile, 1962" (with B. Hopenhayn), Ad hoc Committee established under the Charter of Punta del Este, Title II, chapter V, 3.

 "Observations on the Guayana Project," Corporación Venezolana de Guayana, Division de Estudios, Planificación e Investigación, Carácas 1964.

 "Observations on the Economy and Development of Kumaon," Report to Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, 1970.

 "Report on Course on Project Valuation for State Officials," to the Planning Commission, Government of India and Ford Foundation, New Delhi 1970.

 “Comment on the Final Report of the MIT Center for International Studies,” submitted to the Ford Foundation, New Delhi, 1970.

 "Report on Planning and Administrative Organization for Economic Development" (with Edwin Kuh), submitted to the Governor's Advisory Council for the Development of Government Programs, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1971.

 "Report on Low Income Housing in La Paz, Bolivia," submitted to World Bank, La Paz 1976.

 "Report on the Uses of Statistical Information for Economic Planning" (with T. Vietorisz), submitted to the Central Statistical Office, Tehran, 1976.

 "Report on Planning, Investment and Project Evaluation in Greece," submitted to the Center for Planning and Economic  Research, Athens, 1983.

 "Report on Supply Controlled Commodities" (with John Buttrick), submitted to the Agricultural Council of Ontario,1988.


 

For the MIT Center for International Studies' role in India, and Louis Lefeber's participation in the India Project, see chapter 5 in Rosen, George, Western Economists and Eastern Societies (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985); and chapter VI in Blackmer, M. Donald, The MIT Center for International Studies: The Founding Years, 1951 - 1969 ( The MIT Center for International Studies, 2002).